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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ‘oia’i’o

‘oia’i’o: True; truth, fact; truly, firmly, certainly, genuine, real, sure, verily, authentic; faithfulness. Nā mea ‘oia’i’o, facts, true items. ‘Oia’i’o, he ‘oia’i’o, verily, verily. ‘Oia’i’o kā ho’i, is that so, so [as in surprise or anger]. hō’oia’i’o. To verify, certify, check, convince, make sure, prove; to acknowledge, as a title; deed, proof, verification. Hō’oia’i’o ‘ana, acknowledgements (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).

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2 thoughts on “Hawaiian Word of the Day: ‘oia’i’o

  1. Atheria on said:

    If you know of a website that can let us hear what each word sounds like in Hawaiian, please share!

    • I have been asked about this before. I do not know of a site where Hawaiian pronunciation can be listened to. However, there is an app/website called “duolingo” and they recite Hawaiian words aloud…maybe you could check it out!

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